About Hillcrest School
Hillcrest School, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, offers two programs for students who have experienced difficulties in traditional settings.
The Bridges Center provides an alternative for High School and Middle School students who have been expelled and need to address behavioral as well as academic concerns. The T.I.M.E. Program address the needs of special education students who have not been behaviorally successful in other special education settings or who are transitioning back to the community from out of home placements.
Both programs utilize a philosophy known as the Circle of Courage which includes helping students develop in 4 areas: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity.We work closely with Community Impact Programs, a not for profit social services agency, who provide youth outreach workers to help students in addressing community and behavioral needs.Both programs provide a small setting, with teachers who work at both the High School and Middle School level and may need to a wide range of courses in both a teacher led style and independent study support (the independent study courses includes a computer based software program).
Hillcrest also incorporates Service-Learning, which is an educational method that entwines the threads of experiential learning and community service. It meets educational objectives through real-world experiences, while tapping youths as resources to benefit their schools and communities.
- Committed to ensuring behavioral and academic success for all students.
- Two programs are offered for students who have experienced difficulties in traditional settings. The Bridges Center is an alternative for high school and middle school students who have been expelled and need to address behavioral and academic concerns. T.I.M.E. is for special education students who have not been behaviorally successful in other settings or are transitioning back to the community from out-of-home placements.
- Circle of Courage philosophy targets Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity values, and incorporates service-learning, such as the Whale Project, Planetarium Project, Meals on Wheels efforts and more.
- Trauma and mental health trained staff works with Community Impact Programs to help students in addressing community and behavioral needs.
- School grounds are home to a student-built and maintained disc golf course and tree arboretum.
- Award-winning Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school focused on providing students with consistent expectations, promoting the positive and offering a multi-tiered system of support where needed.
Hillcrest is where students are taught to make meaningful behavioral changes. A couple of strategies Hillcrest utilizes is: